Fordyce Music, 2010, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Elli is a New Yorker, a strong woman who has pursued her ambition beyond what most would consider reasonable. She released her first CD as a jazz vocalist in January 2008. It caught the attention of many jazz lovers and hence she is back with her sophomore effort Songs Spun Of Gold. The music selection is true to the title with many gems like “Desafinado”, “A Child Is Born”, “I’ll Remember April” and “I’m Old Fashioned”. Fordyce does well with the tunes and gets strong backing from Jeremy Manasia (p), Neal Miner (b) and Phil Stewart (d). She shines with the delicate lyrics on “Where Do You Start” and “Where Am I Going?” shadowed by Aaron Heick (sax) proving that persistence pays off!
Publicist: Redwood Entertainment